Thomas Jefferson wisely stated: "The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes."
Here in Philadelphia a room full of bold and angry Colonials elected to cast off the mantle of a corrupt and distant Government that was imposing,amongst other injustices, unduly burdensome taxes on the population. Philadelphia saves a special embrace for the 4th of July because of the events which took place here.
Perhaps we all need to heed Jefferson's words and remember the ideals of our Founders...not only tolerance and freedom...but fiscal responsiblity.
As we celebrate this holiday weekend, reflect on that which makes our Country great...and realize that absent our vigilance as individuals, it will erode and slip away.